Yorkshire media round-up: League Two side want partnership with Leeds

We bring you the latest news from Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United.

York want Leeds link-up

York City are hoping to establish a link-up with Leeds United in future months, after playing a friendly against their development side yesterday. 

Russ Wilcox, the York boss, believes that a partnership between the two sides could be of benefit to them both - with the League Two side potentially able to take some of the Whites' brighter prospects on loan. 

"It was also good for us to have a look at some of their younger players because they've got a couple of 19-year-olds who are ready to go out on loan," Wilcox said to the York Press

"That's not something we'd necessarily look to do now but it would be great to establish that type of contact with Leeds."

Gray not blaming pitch

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray is refusing to blame the pitch for his side's struggles at Hillsborough this season.

The Owls have performed much better on their travels than in-front of their own fans so far this campaign, but Gray does not want to blame a poor playing surface for their results. 

“The pitch is not the best but we have to learn how to get results on it," he said to the Sheffield Star. “We have got another nine home games so we have to find a way of beating teams on it. We don’t want to use it as an excuse."

Clough on Blades supporters

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough believes that the Bramall Lane crowd can help his side cause an upset tonight.

The Blades well be backed by a capacity home crowd in their League Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur and Clough expects this to make a difference. 

“It’s a different kind of atmosphere and a different kind of football than they’re used to," he said to the Sheffield Star

“We’re at home and 25,000 of the 30,000 will be cheering us on. That will make a difference.”

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